Shenandoah University is participating in National Transfer Student Week, Oct. 18 – 22, in conjunction with the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS). National Student Transfer Week, founded in 2017, was created to ensure a welcoming and diverse campus experience for transfer students. The NISTS strives to educate professionals on how to recognize and empower transfer students on their academic journeys by exposing the obstacles that transfer students face. Help us celebrate this annual event by recognizing this diverse and resilient group of students! To see more about National Student Transfer Week, be sure to follow Shenandoah’s Student Life Facebook and Instagram pages.
Here’s some of our current transfer students’ thoughts about transferring to SU:
“I went to SU because I liked the small class sizes and liked the community feeling I got when I visited.”
-Maria Giamporcaro ’22, Political Science
“My advice for future transfer students is do not be afraid to meet new people. It may seem like, since you aren’t starting as a freshman like many of your peers did, everyone has a friend group but that isn’t true. Either meeting people through classes or events on campus, the SU community is really friendly and welcoming. Plus the transfer community is big, so you aren’t the only one going through this experience!”
-Amber Wilt ’22, Political Science
“I picked SU because of its great environmental studies program and the location! The area is so beautiful. My advice for future transfer students is to find a rhythm that works for you in terms of scheduling, and the rest will fall into place. And, don’t feel shy to ask for help.”
-Josephine Saikali ’24, Environmental Studies
“One of my favorite things about SU, aside from Sarah’s Glen, is the student programs that build mutual trust, respect, and acknowledgement of diversity and inclusion.”
-Logan Williams ’25, Psychology
“My advice for future transfer students is to definitely keep up with your studies! It may be hard now, but it’ll soon ease out for you in the long run.”
-Latraey Brown ’23, Biology
For more transfer student resources go to su.edu.